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Divination Spreads Pt. 2: The Chosun Prophecy

The Chosun Prophecy was originally derived by Richard Tamian & Doug Cook. I will be changing the process slightly but using the same basic layout, as in the attached picture. For those interested, you can see how the original works here. This layout can also be used with the Tarot instead. This is a great all purpose spread for most general queries.

Method 1:

  • Cast a hexagram for each position using your preferred method of casting; coins, sticks, cards, a program...

  • After each casting, roll a 6 sided dice to highlight a particular line of the hexagram you should pay some extra attention to.

  • You can also use moving or changing hexagrams if you would so desire. In which case the dice roll to highlight a line becomes less relevant.

Method 2:

This method is a bit more true to the original and consists of casting trigrams and combining them using coins to create the hexagrams.

  • Collect 8 identical coins. On the first coin write “1” on one side, and “ONE” on the other side. Do the same for the second coin, etc… “1, 2,...” will represent the upper trigram, and “ONE, TWO,...” will represent the lower trigram. Each coin represents a position in the spread. Put all the coins into a pouch as to conceal them.

  • Cast a trigram using your preferred method of casting.

  • Reach into the pouch and retrieve a coin, this will be the position of the trigram in the spread, toss the coin to see whether to place it into the upper or lower half of the hexagram. For example, you pick coin ‘one’ from the pouch, toss it and it lands on side with “ONE” written on it, place your trigram into the lower half of position I.

  • Cast another trigram and place it into the other half to complete the hexagram, or the upper half of position I from our example.

  • Roll the dice to highlight a specific line.

  • Cast another hexagram, then pick another coin from the pouch and repeat until all 8 hexagrams are complete.

Position I: signifies the “Query” and question to be analyzed and discussed

Position II: signifies the “Past Circumstances” concerning the query

Position III: signifies the “Present Influences” as they apply to the query

Position IV: signifies the “Obstacles to Overcome” blocking the progress of the querent

Position V: signifies the “Methods for Solution” to overcome the obstacles

Position VI: signifies any “Hidden Influences” concealing other conditions associated with the query

Position VII: signifies the “Time Frame” encompassing the situation

Position VIII: signifies the “Future Possibilities” and the best possible scenario that can be obtained with regards to the query


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